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  1. Lé·on Ni·ko·la·e·vich [lyi-awnnyi-kuh-lah-yi-vyich], /lyɪˈɔ̃ nyɪ kʌˈlɑ yɪ vyɪtʃ/, 1866–1924, Russian painter and designer.

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How to use Bakst in a sentence

  • Bakst, the Russian artist, is a name all have come to know because of the bizarre effects he creates for the stage.

  • Let them be designed as uniquely in their dresses as are the Russian dancers' dresses, by Léon Bakst.

  • Go in for a gay riot of colour, such combinations as are known as Bakst colouring,—if that happens to be your fancy.

  • Bakst's palace was built for dreadful deeds; no one, I am sure, could ever feel safe in it.

    The Russian Ballet | Ellen Terry
  • To be frank, we do not believe that Prof. Reinhardt or M. Bakst has more to say than the creators of our best musical ballets.

    Pot-Boilers | Clive Bell

British Dictionary definitions for Bakst


/ (Russian bakst) /

  1. Leon Nikolayevich (lɪˈɔn nikaˈlajɪvitʃ). 1866–1924, Russian painter and stage designer, noted particularly for his richly coloured sets for Diaghilev's Ballet Russe (1909–21)

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